EMS crews in Piedmont had a busy day Tuesday (August 20th).
Personnel responded to the scene of a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 200, after a vehicle went down an embankment – traveling some 35 feet before coming to a stop.
According to Phillip Winkles, Chief of the Piedmont Rescue Squad – the patient had to be placed in a Stokes Basket, and pulled to the top by ropes; the victim – a 22 year old male from Lincoln – was treated at the scene, and then transported to RMC of Jacksonville, by the Rescue Squad – the man was suffering head and back injuries as a result of the crash.
Piedmont Rescue, along with the Piedmont Fire and Police Departments responded.
At around 9:00am that same day the Piedmont Rescue Squad responded to County Road 117 to a report of a person being hurt, while cutting trees. The subject – a 38 year old male with a County Road 8 address – had been trapped between two trees when the tree he was cutting fell on him.
The man was treated on the scene, and then taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center suffering from severe head trauma.